Search Engine Submission for Your Site – Needed or Not?

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So let’s cut straight to it – the concept of search engine submission is already outdated. Instead you’ll need to register your site with Google WebMasters and submit your XML site map and in order help Google index your web site faster and with higher accuracy.

Search Engine Submission vs Back Links

In these days the classical search engine submission is not really needed anymore and because most modern search engines – and especially Google – will send their spider bots around the interwebz to crawl and index your site pages fairly quickly. One single link from another page that has already been indexed by Google will quickly lead to inclusion of your new page in the search engine as well.

Inbound links both your own on-site links as well as links from external pages are important not only for SEO in general but they can also help

For this reason, inbound linking is very important. In fact, acquiring back-links may be the most important of SEO. In theory though, a website owner shouldn’t have to ’scout’ or ‘hunt’ for links. If the presented content is of interest, useful, and/or important, there is a natural tendency among web users to link to information. This is the basis for the Google PageRank algorithm.

Search Engine Submission vs Google WebMasters

With all due respect, submitting your site to the search engines can’t hurt. Plus, it only entails about 5 minutes of added work assuming you only submit to the big guys. And once is enough… you don’t need to submit your site more than once. It doesn’t help or get your site crawled any quicker or more often.

It should be noted that submitting your site to Google, Yahoo, MSN, and many others doesn’t cost a fee. Many SEO companies assert that you need to pay to be indexed. This isn’t the case and I would stay away from these companies. They are money hungry and aren’t looking out for your best interest.

Would you ever consider going on a vacation across the country without bringing a map? It is hard enough to find your way in some places with a map. How hard would it be if you tried this adventure without one? Yet, this is exactly what people do every single day in the online world. They tried to build their own businesses online without having a roadmap to success. Then, after months or years of just wandering around online, they give up in frustration and quit. They walk away saying that the Internet doesn’t work for them. The reason it didn’t work is that they didn’t pick up a map and follow it!


With more than 10 years of experience with e-commerce and digital marketing, search engine optimization as well as web based Free Open Source Software applications, LAMP servers, systems security & web development, the author Daniel T. is leading the technical team at SEOptix and helps us ensure that customers benefit from state-of-the-art full service digital solutions with an amazing ROI.

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